Message from the Diversity Board
"Diversity is seen by us in the inclusion and acceptance of different ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, disabilities, cultures, gender, sexualities, perspectives and neurodivergence. This is achieved by respecting all participants in our community and representing them in one way or another. Specifically, we want to emphasize marginalised voices that are often overlooked. Everybody should feel comfortable in expressing and being themselves. This should be fostered through open and honest dialogues that are motivated by constructive curiosity for each other. Our aim is to highlight and celebrate all the differences in PPLE through policy suggestion, so everybody can partake equally in our space."
If you have questions regarding diversity at PPLE, please contact DiversityBoard-PPLE@uva.nl
Get to know the members of the Diversity Board
Hi! I’m Prisha, a first-year PPLE student. I am originally from India, but have lived most of my life in Germany.
"Growing up in an international and diverse environment, I was exposed to several cultures and perspectives, which made me realise the importance of an inclusive environment in any workplace. Being a part of the diversity board is the perfect opportunity to learn, develop skills, and work towards achieving this safe space for everyone. I am an extroverted, open person and am super excited to be the secretary of this year’s PPLE diversity board."
Hi hi, my name is Lakiescha (she/her). I am a second-year Law major, and this is my second year on the Diversity Board!
"Creating an inclusive environment is of great value to me, as this enriches our community and allows for a place where everyone - from students to teaching and non-teaching staff members - can be themselves and feels seen and heard. I am extremely happy to be able to work on ensuring this safer space within our community as the chair of this year’s board. Always feel free to reach out to me or other members to talk about things related to this, or just for a nice chat!"
Hi folks, I am Burcu, a staff member at PPLE College since 2020. I am a lawyer and I have various gigs at PPLE, including teaching 5 courses, supervising theses, being a mentor and the internship coordinator.
"Having said all this, being a member of the PPLE Diversity Board is one of the dearest tasks I have been conducting. In my vocabulary, diversity represents the feeling of being included. As a naturally caring person, I consider increasing this cozy feeling among my dear students and dear colleagues as one of my jobs. And I am glad to be on duty."
Hi! My name is Malka. I am a first-year student and will choose politics as my major next year.
"I applied for PPLE mainly because I want to advocate for social justice and I’m on the diversity board for the same reason. Feel free to approach me if there are things you want to discuss about diversity at PPLE in general or any specific incident."
Hi there! My name is Julia (she/her), a second-year law major who enjoys reading, nature and exploring new places.
"I am passionate about advocating for diversity in all aspects of life as I’ve always deeply cared about the world around me, and I am excited to be a part of this amazing team. I believe that diversity is what makes our world beautiful, and we should embrace and celebrate it every day. Don’t hesitate to approach me if you have ideas, complaints or just want to chat!"